Introduction: Water Bottle Ipod Speaker

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A speaker made out of a mini water bottle for your ipod. Simple to do!

I came up with this Idea when I was fooling around....
I wanted to find a case for a speaker I had to use with my ipod and lol it fit into a cut water bottle.....what a coincidence

Oh and this is my first instructable

Step 1: Get a Water Bottle

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I used a water bottle similar to the one in the pic because its easy to cut and stuff....

Take a big scissor thing and cut it right where the paper ends on the bottle near the cap so like this in the picture for some raeson I cant do image notes so maybe 3 inches down

Step 2: Get Speaker

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I used a 0.05 watt speaker I think so it should all be around the same size if I am correct. Take the speaker and make sure the wires connected to it were off.

Step 3: Get Headphones and Cut and Strip Them

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As said in the title get some old crappy headphones and cut right around where the 2 wires split....

Strip the wires about a centimeter down

Step 4: Drill Hole in Cap of Water Bottle and Put Wire Through

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Once again, as said in title drill a hole throught he bottle and put the stripped wire through

Step 5: Put Speaker in and Solder the Wires On

Try both wires to see which one is postive and which one is negative (obviously have it connected to your ipod so you can test it lol)

Once your sure you have it all ready solder it

Step 6: Finish Up!

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Ok your almost done. Just take a hot glue gun and put some dabs of glue to make the speaker stick to the bottle

And your done! Yay! Please give me teh commentz


jamnoopers (author)2007-12-22

ya ya ya complain complain complain :P

2fst4u (author)jamnoopers2008-12-29

metric makes sense bacause it is based on the human number system (10). imperial is based on generalisations and inacuraccies

100cm = 1 metre
1000m = 1 km

1 foot = 12 inches?
1 mile = 5279.98687664042 feet?


peepee4 (author)2fst4u2013-11-07

1 mile = 5280 feet

matchbook cards (author)2fst4u2011-04-02

12 inches = 1 foot
3 feet = 1 yard
1760 yards = 1 mile

you can't forget the yard, it ties it all together so nicely.

"My car gets 40 rods to the hogs head and that's the way I like it" Grandpa Simpson

jamnoopers (author)2fst4u2009-01-24

its not that its inaccurate. its Americans wanting to be different

anickle060193 (author)jamnoopers2009-03-10

We are just dumb because we feel that we're cooler than everyone and that we need our own system. Metric is so much better. The only reason we don't convert is because of money. It would take millions of dollars to change all of the street signs, car speedometers, and everything else in english measurements to metric.

T_T_ (author)2010-07-20

this great but it's REALLY quiet

rumkugeln (author)2010-02-15

I tried it and didn`t work...
I think its not possible to power a speaker that big with the small power from the ipod...

StarshipMcGee (author)2009-07-16

what you discribed does not measure its accuracy it measures its usuabilty for common people. i dont dislike metric, in fact i live in canada and we use it all the time. i say km/h but i also say that im 150 lbs. but it is easier to say 1/2 inch or 3/32" than saying 0.079375 cm. Imperial is definitly not user friendly but at an engineering stand point is is easier to use. IMO.... sorry if i offended you in anyway. :D

StarshipMcGee (author)2009-07-16

depending on how large your speaker is you may want to put a hole in the top of the water bottle so the speaker does not create a vacuum as is moves in and out.

StarshipMcGee (author)2009-07-16

imperial is way more accurate than metric my friend. :D

erikmc (author)2007-07-30

hm... be careful with that. an ipod is used to amplifying to headphones, most likely 32 ohms. not a speaker, around 8 ohms. you might blow out somthing. but you probably dont have to worry that much. great idea.

anickle060193 (author)erikmc2009-03-10

So could this hurt the iPod?

J@50n (author)anickle0601932009-07-02

i think it you'd be more likely to blow the speakers then the ipod itself

jaredsalzano (author)2009-01-14

wouldnt it need a battery?

goatgirly (author)jaredsalzano2009-03-12

no because you plug it into the ipod

goatgirly (author)2009-03-12

very cool

Tool Using Animal (author)2006-12-04

alas my dear sipertofu, it is de rigeur to flame anyone who says " oh and btw this is my first instructable so no flaming " So you've fulfilled your own prophecy. I would say, don't throw away the ear buds, you can use one as a microphone on another project, or atleast strip the super magnets out of them.


wishes (author)2009-01-05

I did something similar to this only i used a bike bottle and this way i was able to have some semi decent sounds whilst riding my bike. I put a speaker in the lid and a speaker in the bottom. Ipod sat inside and the entire thing was completely water proof. Of course i thought of making an instructable ... after i had completed it :( Good work though :)

didibemi (author)2008-10-17

mine is with low sound. do you have any idea of how I can turn volume higger?

Wasagi (author)2008-02-27

Where'd you get the speaker?

phaserlaser (author)Wasagi2008-05-10

i know you can get good quality one for a really cheap price at

didibemi (author)phaserlaser2008-10-17

pickup and old stuff and look for it!

knoxarama (author)2008-10-04

i have headphones that use some weird conductive fabric so mine doesn't work

Jedidiah (author)2008-07-17

This will work, but in order to make the speaker louder you'd have to amplify the signal. I only know this because I tried something very similar and found that even a larger speaker still produces a small sound. It's a good instructable, though, and a good idea.

laxman735 (author)2008-04-23

how do I tell which wire is + and which is -?

Budd00 (author)2008-04-08

Thats pretty cool.

rus91 (author)2007-11-04

y dont mine work? do u av to av a certain size speaker

Snipertofu (author)rus912007-11-19

no sound? or what?

Snipertofu (author)2006-12-04

Excuse my blurry picturs...i dont like meh camera n it dont like meh

snownight (author)Snipertofu2007-10-22


i am me (author)2007-09-04

well done! (cheer) . . . lol

rogers236 (author)2007-03-09

i just made something similar to this. yours actually gave me the idea. except that i put the rest of the water bottle(minus the bottom) back on, this seemed to make it louder. and i put cotton balls behind the speaker, something to do with bass i think? thanks for the idea

mashy (author)2006-12-28

tried this, and no sound came out whatsoever, it really needs an amp of some sort.

Snipertofu (author)2006-12-06

coke cans scare me...they're sharp after you cut them +i dunt like coke...i like fruit punch or tose caprisun things

Daykun (author)2006-12-06

I made two speakers out of PC-Beepers and Coke-Cans... and used them on my bicycle... Anyway, nice project.

LasVegas (author)2006-12-04

There are three wires in your earbud wire; Two speaker wires and a common. The common line my be just the shield surrounding the other two. It's neither recommended to tie the two speaker wires together nor drive your speaker between the two. If you're connecting a single speaker, without additional components, connect just one of the speaker wires (+) and the common (-) to that speaker.

Snipertofu (author)2006-12-04

Are yous ure you have the wires touching the speaker correclty? Cause I had some trouble with it at first. It should work with other mp3 players cause I tried it with a mini crap radio I got for free

PetervG (author)2006-12-04

How come when I try these things with my MP3 player, no sound comes out. Do IPod's work because they send out more wattage or something?

Snipertofu (author)2006-12-04

Yeah. As a matter of fact I didn't even throw away mine for that reason specifically. Ill change that...

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